If you do not throw yourself into the breakers, how will you ever meet the one who frolics in the waves? 

--Zen Saying

The Auckland Zen Centre is a Buddhist community supporting authentic Zen practice and training in Auckland City, New Zealand.

 Learn to MeditateZen Meditation Workshops

  • Our Introductory Workshops are presented in a two-part format. They include detailed instructions on sitting and walking meditation, how to establish a daily practice at home, and developing mindfulness in daily life. After you have attended the introductory workshops you can come to any of the sittings or retreats offered by the Centre. The first workshops for 2016 are on 13 & 20 February 2016 (9 a.m. to 1 p.m.).


  • Sittings resume: Monday evening, 18 January.

  • Ordination Ceremony for Helen Gallagher: Waitangi Weekend, Sunday 7 February 2016 at 11:00 a.m. RSVP HERE.
  • Bodywork: Next classes 18 & 20 January 2016.
    • Pilates classes with Helen: Mondays at 6 p.m., 50 minutes. Followed by optional informal sitting at 7 p.m. By donation. 
    • T'ai Chi/Chi Gong (Qigong) with Jared: Wednesdays at 6 p.m., 50 minutes. Followed by optional informal sitting at 7 p.m. By donation.
    • NOTE: there will be a Pilates class and sitting this Monday (Auckland Anniversary Day), but not next Monday (Waitangi holiday).

  AZC Calendar for 2016 is now available.

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